Getting to Know Their Hearts

By Dawn Cusimano

I am always with my kids. You might assume that being with them so much would mean that I know them pretty well, right?

Not always.

Well, I’ve discovered a new way to get to know a little more of what is in their hearts – through journaling. Read More

It’s Lent and I Already Messed Up

By Gaby Smith

On Ash Wednesday, I was determined to make this Lent the best one yet. I decided to give up worrying. Yes, worrying.

So far, it’s been going “ok.”

I told my fiancé that I am giving up worrying for Lent. He thinks it’s a good idea. Read More

No More Giving Up

By Stacy LaMorte

I don’t know about any other moms out there, but when I was pregnant with each of my three children, I was tired of hearing about the things I could not have: a glass of wine, sushi, too much salt, too much caffeine, too many calories, the list goes on and on! Read More

Adult Children and Mass

By Kim Roberts

My husband and I have raised all of our children in the Catholic faith since birth. They were baptized, received their first Communion and were confirmed in the church.
They attended catholic schools, were members of the CYO, served as altar servers and eucharistic ministers and truly lived their faith every day. Read More

Rejoicing in the Sleeplessness

By Ana Borden

A lingering cough had taken over our household. Our youngest sought comfort during the night, us both half asleep, which continued off and on from the midnight hour into dawn. Read More

The Pregnancy After the Miscarriage

By Kristen Bourgeois 

After losing my daughter to miscarriage and the subsequent 1 ½-year spent struggling with infertility, my husband and I learned we are expecting.

I was in shock and disbelief even though this has been part of my daily prayer and something we were hoping for. Read More

Renewing Our Sacraments

By Sarah McDonald

Our family has been filled with sacramental grace lately! With the birth of our fifth last fall, we witnessed her baptism. Earlier this year, our oldest received the sacrament of reconciliation. Read More

Empathic

By Kristy Solis

Are you living life through God’s will? This is my constant prayer – to serve and live my life through God’s will.
Through life’s many uncertainties, I was blessed to be called to serve others in the capacity as a nurse. Read More

Grown Ups Need “Think Time,” Too

By Stacy Lamont

“Go take some think time.”
I don’t know how many times I said this to my children when they were very little. Why is it that sometimes we fail to practice what we preach as parents?
I could really use a “think time” myself, sometimes, couldn’t you? Read More

Paused in Prayer

By Greg Zambrano

Finding the time or honestly, even the desire to pray is at times hard to come by. We are sometimes caught up with life demands, and we may find it difficult to get prayer started and going. Read More

Approaching the Desert

By Casey Sprehe

As the high time of Mardi Gras season approached, I found myself wondering about Lent. What should I do? What should I not do?
Feeling a draw to massive withdrawal and purging probably due to the sensory overload that is Thanksgiving + Christmas + Mardi Gras, I decided to go to adoration to pray about what God wanted from me this Lent. Read More